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Quick Meal – Fast home cooked

Fast food does not have to mean take-aways or greasy unhealthy stuff, it just means a meal that can be eaten within 10 or 20 minutes. One of my favourites is “Salmon tagliatelle” -I know this sounds all fancy, but follow the recipe below and you will find that within a short time you will [...]

By |October 25th, 2015|Mains|Comments Off on Quick Meal – Fast home cooked


Most people will only know beetroot as pickle or a vinegary salad addition. If cooked fresh you get a subtle earthy flavour that is delicious, but even if you are under time stress and need a simple option go for the pasteurized (ie cooked) ones, not pickled ones from supermarkets. If you cook beetroot at home: [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Seasonal|Comments Off on Beetroot


We’re in the season of British apples. Living in Kent I am surrounded by orchards of apples and pears, and if you have time to go to a farmers market, you’ll get loads of exciting, unusual and delicious varieties, that are not sold in your standard supermarket. (I don’t quite understand why supermarkets would sell [...]

By |September 8th, 2015|Desserts|Comments Off on Apples

Scrumptious Summer dessert coffee

Having a nice espresso or other coffee at the end of a meal is all part of a nice tradition and we should be able to enjoy it even if we’re sitting in the sweltering heat of a hot summer. I’ve got 2 recipes for you that are part coffee, part cooling dessert and can [...]

By |August 9th, 2015|Seasonal|Comments Off on Scrumptious Summer dessert coffee


The height of summer and sweet melon goes hand in hand for me. There are so many different kinds and tastes and recipes and all of them with these juicy and sweet summer fruits! Here are two of my favourites: Melon soup (good for summery starter) Gala or Cavaillon melon work best for this, but [...]

By |July 15th, 2015|Starters|Comments Off on Melon-tastic


It’s strawberry season, and with the weather having been so warm and dry, the English ones are especially juicy and sweet this year! You can do loads with strawberries if it’s Eton mess or pureed in sorbet, or in a salad... (I’m sure I’ll add loads more recipes in future) Strawberry tart: You can do [...]

By |June 28th, 2015|Tea Parties|Comments Off on Strawberries

Strawberry Cake

Recently I got about 2 kilos of home grown strawberries from a friend and was keen to try something different with them, having already made ice cream and jam… As it was my mother-in-law’s birthday coming up, I thought it might be nice to make a strawberry cake. After some research on the internet, it [...]

By |June 8th, 2015|Cakes|Comments Off on Strawberry Cake

Elderflower cordial

  Elderflower is in bloom now, so if you like to do a bit of foraging like I do, this is the time to take a bag and some scissors and head out for a walk. Elderflower likes to grow in hedgerows along fields or along the forest edge. As we are going to use the [...]

By |May 8th, 2015|Seasonal|Comments Off on Elderflower cordial